New policy would require all roadblocks like traffic cones, barrels, and Jersey barriers to strictly be set up in the street for only one hour before and one hour after work is underway. Currently no restrictions are in place for how long these barriers can be up aside from needing a permit for road construction.
New York City Councilman Ben Kallos explained, “New Yorkers want to get where they are going fast. Everyone hates traffic jams, especially when they are for road work, but no one is actually there doing the work. It’s about making sure we are only impeding traffic and causing traffic when we absolutely need to.”